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Use of PFAS in cosmetics "widespread," new study finds

Many cosmetics sold in the United States and Canada likely contain high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a potentially toxic class of chemicals linked to a number of serious health conditions, according to new research from the U.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 15th, 2021

Amazon’s anti-union conduct made free election “impossible,” NLRB officer finds

Report cites mailbox under cameras and anti-union materials at mandatory meetings. Enlarge / A sign held during a protest on March 27, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama. (credit: Getty Images | Patrick T. Fallon ) Amazon interfered with a union-cer.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

Facebook Researchers Hope To Bring Together Two Foes: Encryption and Ads

Facebook is bulking up a team of artificial intelligence researchers, including a key hire from Microsoft, to study ways of analyzing encrypted data without decrypting it, the company confirmed to the Information. From the report: The research could.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 10 min. ago

Social Media Giants Failing To Remove Most Antisemitic Posts

Five social media giants failed to remove 84% of antisemitic posts in May and June -- and Facebook performed the worst despite announcing new rules to tackle the problem, a new report finds. Axios: The Center for Countering Digital Hatred (CCDH) note.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 10 min. ago

Rust is the Most Loved Language For the 6th Year in a Row in Stack Overflow Study

RoccamOccam writes: For the sixth-year, Rust is the most loved language, while Python is the most wanted language for its fifth-year in Stack Overflow's 2021 survey of 80,000 developers. Read more of this story at Slashdot......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 10 min. ago

Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Amazon illegally prohibited an employee from giving workers pro-union literature, confiscated that literature, and gave workers the impression that their organizing activity was being surveilled a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 10 min. ago

New study finds emperor penguins increasingly threatened by climate change

A new study published today in Global Change Biology provides valuable new data that highlights how species extinction risk is accelerating due to rapid climate change and an increase in extreme climate events, such as glacial calving and sea ice los.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 9 min. ago

Built-in vibration control may help soundproof spaces

A different kind of design for absorbing vibrations could help better soundproof walls and make vehicles more streamlined, a new study shows......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 9 min. ago

Can East Asian monsoon enhancement induce global cooling?

The study of the orogenic effects of the Tibetan Plateau uplift on global climate during the Cenozoic has focused almost exclusively on the India-Asia collision zone, the Himalayas. The strong erosion in the Himalayas was assumed to be a primary driv.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 9 min. ago

Users banned from social platforms shown to go elsewhere with increased toxicity

Users banned from social platforms go elsewhere with increased toxicity, according to a new study featuring researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 9 min. ago

Nanoparticles could boost cancer immunotherapy

Boosting function of natural killer cells with magnetic nanoparticles could make cancer immunotherapy more efficient, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in ACS Nano......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 38 min. ago

Giraffes are as socially complex as elephants: study

Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered evidence that giraffes are a highly socially complex species......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News17 hr. 38 min. ago

Indigenous fire stewardship promotes global biodiversity

The disruption of Indigenous-controlled fire use at the onset of colonization has resulted in high-severity fire activity, according to a new study by a research team at the University of Waterloo......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News22 hr. 10 min. ago

Study provides first holistic assessment of plastic pollution in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is renowned globally for its stunning beaches and crystal clear ocean......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News22 hr. 10 min. ago

In the US, Life Cycle Emissions For EVs Are Already 60-68% Lower Than Gasoline, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today in the US market, a medium-sized battery EV already has 60-68 percent lower lifetime carbon emissions than a comparable car with an internal combustion engine. And the gap is only going to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

How we see better by "looking away"

When we fixate an object, its image does not appear at the place where photoreceptors are packed most densely. Instead, its position is shifted slightly nasally and upwards from the cellular peak. This is shown in a recent study conducted at the Univ.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

New DNA study provides critical information on conserving rainforest lizards

A study published June 16 in Biotropica by a team of researchers at the University of Washington, the UW Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, WWF Hong Kong and the University of Colombo has provided an important road map to conserving rough-n.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

NASA study highlights importance of surface shadows in moon water puzzle

The shadows cast by the roughness of the Moon's surface create small cold spots for water ice to accumulate even during the harsh lunar daytime......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals

The pandemic has turned many of us to technology as a way to connect with not just other people, but also nature......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New pathway to mitigate climate change and boost progress on UN Sustainable Development Goals

A world that combats climate change while simultaneously improving on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is possible, a new study finds. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the German Development Insti.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Birnessite study offers insights for electrochemistry, energy storage

The adsorption of ions from the electrolyte at an electrode surface is a ubiquitous process, of use for both existing and emerging electrochemical energy technologies. But what happens when these ions penetrate very small spaces? To address this ques.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021